NLL: Bandits take first place from Black Wolves

February 10, 2018

Dhane Smith and Josh Byrne lead Bandits to first place Last night in front of 5,357 howling fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Buffalo Bandits (5-3) defeated the New England Black Wolves (4-3) 18-13. With the victory the Bandits now stand alone in first place in the Eastern Division. Rookie Josh Byrne started the scoring for the Bandits just 13 seconds into the game, as Buffalo wanted to make…

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Hoggarth happy to be a Bandit

February 8, 2018

There is so much talent available in the NLL that when teams make trades it often evens out. A straight-up player-for-player swap returns equal value to each team. Teams also don’t have a long time to build a winner, so if something isn’t working they have to fix it fast. That’s what brought Thomas Hoggarth to the Buffalo Bandits (4-3) from the Vancouver Stealth (1-7) this week in exchange for…

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Press Release: Stealth swap Hoggarth for Saunders

February 6, 2018

Vancouver, BC – Monday, February 5, 2018 – The Vancouver Stealth have announced today they have traded for forward Pat Saunders. In exchange, the Buffalo Bandits received Thomas Hoggarth, pending league approval. “I think this is going to be a big move and I am feeling great about the whole situation. I am excited to be able to play with two really good lefties in Vancouver,” said Pat Saunders. “My…

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NLL: Bandits take down Rush in OT

January 20, 2018

An improbable comeback by the Buffalo Bandits resulted in a 16-15 overtime win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Friday night at SaskTel Centre. It was an important moral victory for the club which has struggled this season. The Bandits fell behind 6-0 after the first quarter and lagged 12-5 in the third, but fought hard to tie the game at 15 in the final seconds of the game. Pat Saunders…

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NLL: McCready gives Stealth first win

January 14, 2018

It took an extra two minutes and 12 seconds but the Vancouver Stealth finally have their first win of the 2018 season, defeating the Buffalo Bandits 11-10 in sudden death overtime at KeyBank Center on Saturday night. Joel McCready scored the game winner, beating two defenders in front of Bandits’ goaltender Alex Buque, to improve the Stealth’s record to 1-4. Buffalo led 3-0 after the first quarter but a natural…

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Steve Priolo: Yup, he’s still in the van

January 10, 2018

Buffalo Bandits’ captain Steve Priolo captivated the (lacrosse) world this past summer when he chose to live in his van while he played for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association. It’s winter now, and he’s still living in it. Sometimes. For those unfamiliar with Victoria, B.C., its climate is pretty hospitable. Because it’s on the ocean, there aren’t usually too many days of extreme temperatures. It’s a better…

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NLL: Bandits back in win column

January 8, 2018

After giving up 41 goals in their previous two games, the Buffalo Bandits put together a total team effort and defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 13-8 in front of 11,308 fans on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The win moves Buffalo to 2-2 while Calgary drops to 1-3. Heading into week five, Saturday’s matchup featured Calgary’s struggling offence versus Buffalo’s underperforming defense. Both teams came out quickly, as Kevin Brownell scored…

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NLL: Rock power past Bandits 20-13 for first win

January 2, 2018

Adam Jones said the Toronto Rock didn’t want to go down 0-3 in their young NLL season. His team had December 30th circled on their calendar as a rematch of their season opener in Buffalo, a 13-9 loss. The Rock were determined to right the ship and score their first win while getting revenge on their closest rivals. Jones led the way, scoring four times and adding five assists en…

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NLL: Bandits show quick improvement in season opener

December 9, 2017

The Toronto Rock made the short trip down the QEW to Banditland to square off against a heated rival in the Buffalo Bandits at the KeyBank Center for the first game of Face-Off Weekend. The Rock are coming off an average 9-9 season while the Bandits just could not find their stride going only 6-12 for last place in the league. The Twitter game of the week was a spectacle…

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NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

April 30, 2017

It took the full 18 weeks but the NLL’s playoff picture is finally set. There were four games on the schedule Saturday night – two “meaningless” games and two for all the marbles. Lacrosse game, as we know, are never actually meaningless; we use the term to indicate the impact on the standings only. In the east, things worked out as they appeared they would most of the season. The…

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